Gene Coffey's New Abstract Tattoo Work & Studio Opening
One of the most sought-after tattoo artists for the "watercolor" abstract style of tattooing is our friend Gene Coffey, whom we last wrote about in March when this fabulous video profile by Snorri Sturluson was released.
Now, after 9 years working at Tattoo Culture in Brooklyn, Gene is opening up his own appointment-only tattoo atelier, Coffey Shop Tattoos. To celebrate, he's having an opening party this Thursday, September 3rd, from 7-10 pm and welcomes all to his Long Island City, Queens studio. Gene's neighbors, ASH Art & Space, will be having an opening of their latest exhibit, "Her Mojo," that night as well, so it's a way to get a double dose of art in one of NYC's hottest hoods. [More on the art show on Gene's blog.] In fact, Long Island City's art scene is what drew Gene to open Coffey Shop Tattoos there. The studio is just a few block from MoMa PS1 and the corpse of graffiti Mecca 5 Pointz.
As he did at Tattoo Culture, Gene will continue to book his appointments 3 months at a time. Currently, he is booked up through November 2015, and will open his books again November 1, 2015 for appointments from December 2015 - February 2016. You can email the shop November 1 and request a consultation form at that time.
I hope to see you at the opening party and art show this Thursday. Coffey Shop Tattoos is located at 21-36 44th Road,
Long Island City, NY 11101. [Subway E M G 7 to Court SQ - 23 St., 1 block away]
See more of Gene's work on Instagram.